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Wednesday, July 15th

sounds of New York

Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Nate Wooley (trumpet), Chris Corsano (drums), live, New York, 2014

 

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Tuesday, July 14th

what’s new

How often does a drummer get equal billing?

Tom Misch (vocals, guitar) and Yussef Dayes (drums), “Night Rider,” “Tidal Wave,” published 7/13/20

 

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Rescue workers said there was little hope of finding any more survivors from a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar that killed at least 170 people. Many of the dead were scouring the mine’s rubble for remnants of the gemstone.

The Economist, 7/11/20

Monday, July 13th

sounds of New York

Ingrid Laubrock Sextet (IL, tenor saxophone, composition; Craig Taborn, piano; Miya Masaoka, koto; Dan Peck, tuba; Tyshawn Sorey, drums; Sam Pluta, electronics), live, New York, 2015

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Thursday, June 25th

This I could listen to all day.

Generations Quartet: Billy Hart (1940-, percussion, lower left), Bob Moses (1948-, percussion, upper left), Dafnis Prieto (1974-, percussion, upper right), Marcelo Perez (1997-, percussion, lower right), live, Boston, 2019

 

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Wednesday, June 17th

voices I miss

Betty Carter (vocals, 1929-1998) with Geri Allen (piano, 1957-2017), Dave Holland (bass, 1946-), Jack DeJohnette (drums, 1942-), live, Germany (Hamburg), 1993

 

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Monday, June 15th

MCOTD Hall of Fame

His music I first encountered over 40 years ago, and it’s been a perpetual source of joy and inspiration ever since.

Henry Threadgill’s Zooid (HT, 1944-, alto saxophone, composition [MCOTD Hall of Fame]; Jose Dávila, tuba; Liberty Ellman, guitar; Stomu Takeishi, bass; Elliot Kavee, drums), live, Italy ( Cormòns), 2008

 

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In this world
we walk on the roof of hell,
gazing at flowers.

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

Friday, June 12th

only rock ‘n’ roll

PJ Harvey, “Dress” (PJ Harvey, R. Ellis), live, England (V Festival), 2003

 

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Thursday, June 11th

like nothing else

Evan Parker ElectroAcoustic Nonet  (Evan Parker, saxophone; Barry Guy, bass; Paul Lytton, drums; Peter Evans, trumpet; Okkyung Lee, cello; Sten Sandell, piano; Richard Barrett, electronics; Paul Obermayer, electronics; Sam Pluta, electronics), live, France (Mulhouse), 2015

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A melancholic introspection retrospective
Was taking place in a white-walled room called Summer Was.

—Mary Jo Bang (1946-), from “Don’t” (Elegy, 2007)

Friday, June 5, 2020

what’s new

Harriet Tubman (Brandon Ross, guitar, vocals; Melvin Gibbs, bass; JT Lewis, drums), “The Green Book Blues,” “Blacktal Fractal,” “Redemption Song,” “Can’t Tarry,” live (studio), Seattle, published 6/1/20

 

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Friday, May 29th

like nobody else

Blossom Dearie (1924-2009, vocals, piano), “Manhattan” (R. Rodgers, L. Hart), 1959

 

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Gray hairs being plucked,
and from below my pillow
a cricket singing

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

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